“A man named Ananias came to see me. He was a devout observer of the law and highly respected by all the Jews living there.
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He stood beside me and said, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight!’ And at that very moment I was able to see him.
“Then he said: ‘The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will and to see the Righteous One and to hear words from his mouth.
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You will be his witness to all people of what you have seen and heard.
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And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.’
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“When I returned to Jerusalem and was praying at the temple, I fell into a trance
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and saw the Lord speaking to me. ‘Quick!’ he said. ‘Leave Jerusalem immediately, because the people here will not accept your testimony about me.’
“ ‘Lord,’ I replied, ‘these people know that I went from one synagogue to another to imprison and beat those who believe in you.
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And when the blood of your martyr Stephen was shed, I stood there giving my approval and guarding the clothes of those who were killing him.’
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“Then the Lord said to me, ‘Go; I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’ ”
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The crowd listened to Paul until he said this. Then they raised their voices and shouted, “Rid the earth of him! He’s not fit to live!”
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